Len Ackland, a former newspaper reporter and editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists magazine, discusses how the “nuclear weapons complex” successfully lobbied Washington to build the B61-12 guided nuclear bomb, breaking Obama’s pledge not to build new nukes.
Chris Woods, author of Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars, discusses the hundreds of civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria killed by the US-led coalition of countries that are conducting airstrikes, including Turkey and Israel.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning independent journalist and historian, discusses former IAEA deputy director Olli Heinonen’s misleading or false claims that the verification system in the Iran nuclear agreement is too lax to prevent Iran from covertly making a bomb.
Eli Clifton, a reporter on money in politics and US foreign policy, discusses the $145 million budget for AIPAC, United Against Nuclear Iran, and other groups furiously lobbying Congress to reject the Iran nuclear agreement.
Sadia Ali Aden, a human rights advocate and freelance writer, discusses the famine, foreign occupation and violence in Somalia, and how US foreign policy is making everything worse.
Alex Nowrasteh, the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, discusses his paper on The Fiscal Impact of Immigration – including surprising statistics on the ways immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets.
Philip Weiss, founder of Mondoweiss.net, discusses the extreme pressure on Congressional Democrats to put Israel’s interests above America’s and vote down the Iran nuclear agreement.
Peter Van Buren, a regular contributor at TomDispatch.com, discusses how the balance of power in the Middle East is changing as US-Iran relations emerge from a 30-year cold war.
Marjorie Cohn, a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses her article, “The U.S. Aids and Abets War Crimes in the Philippines.”
Sheldon Richman, chairman of the Center for a Stateless Society, discusses why “hate crimes” are simply Orwellian thought crimes; and how the politicized definition of “terrorism” protects the US and its allies while vilifying its enemies.
Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst, discusses how the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) effectively takes a US or Israeli attack on Iran off the table – much to the disappointment of the Washington Post’s neoconservative editorial writers.
Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses retired general Wesley Clark’s pronouncement that disloyal Americans should be sent to internment camps for the duration of the war on terror – no matter how long it lasts.